Which joker put Ballybunion at number 4? Surely a blinded disciple of Tom Watsons' attempt to be endeared by the local people.I admit there are some fine holes, 2, 11 and 17 spring to mind, but there are too many holes that are best described as 'ordinary' to afford it such a high mark. Those 3 or 4 holes are worthy of the acclaim they receive, but there are too many uninteresting holes that take the overall glow away from Ballybunion. The finishing hole is especially disappointing. Top 100 - certainly, top 50 - maybe, but top 10, you're kidding.
Date: June 06, 2004